Chi-Raq (2015)

Chi-Raq (2015)
“An Immodest Proposal, Ruined” While a majority of mass media critics have supported Spike Lee’s new film, Chi-Raq, an ambitious adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata (411 B.C.E.), set in present-day south Chicago, a vocal minority has been particularly bitter about the film’s failures. In The Philadelphia Inquirer, Steven Rea argues the film is an “in-your-face polemic, ...